Math Teaching Strategies: The Language of Math One of the best math teaching strategies is teaching math concepts through the use of math word walls. It really is all about the words, I have discovered, and teaching the language of math is critical to teaching math concepts and procedures. I honestly don't think I could ever teach math without a word wall ! We have time every day for reviewing the words, and it is the most helpful strategy I know for teaching vitally important math terminology. Wall words should also be used to support reading since reading is the most important skill children learn in school. Favorite Math Word Wall Activities
Mathematics - THE POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT Concept Learning Bricks are foundational vocabulary terms and concepts, designed for multi-sensory learners, that students need to master before they can apply the actual concepts to other areas. Each Concept Learning Brick is organized with a question, answer, physical gesture movement, concept examples, and picture to represent the academic term. The image on the card, associated memory gesture, and vocabulary definition allow students to see, hear, say, and do so much more with these crucial terms in a way that is fun and engaging. Over 220 concepts are available! Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!) is a collection of math games ranging from Kindergarten to the upper elementary grades, using only an ordinary deck of playing cards.
During a recent conversation on Twitter with @MichaelT1979, we were asked to recommend our top free apps for English and Maths for students to download and use over the summer. We use these apps every week and they make fantastic free additions to your iPad app portfolio. We would recommend that you also check out Part 1 of this mini series – Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for English Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths Presented in no particular order: 5 Ways to Make Fact Fluency Fun - One Stop Teacher Shop As teachers, we know how important it is for students to know their math facts fluently. Without this skill, it is difficult for them to learn higher level math concepts. The best way for student to learn these facts is to practice, practice, and practice. Unfortunately, students don’t always want to do what is best for them.
Mrs. Patton's Patch: Math Anchor Charts from the Year Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I have been busy moving classrooms and schools, because yet again I have a new assignment next year. This one I'm pretty excited about. Daily 5 Math *For presentation handouts/slides, see below. Daily 5 Math is a program inspired by the Daily 5 ELA program developed by the Sisters. I saw a need of something sustainable to help differentiate my math instruction in a split class and I wanted to ensure that students were meaningfully engaged in active learning activities instead of doing rote busywork. Teaching Math Vocabulary – Luminous Learning Students with learning disabilities often struggle to understand and use the appropriate vocabulary when expressing their ideas in all content areas, including mathematics. Using correct mathematical terms can seem like learning a new language! Students won't simply absorb newly taught math terms when presented throughout the lesson. Instead, the best approach is to introduce new vocabulary through explicit instruction, in the context of meaningful math examples. Students will construct meaning as the teacher repeatedly connects the term with the definition as they are engaging in mathematical investigations.
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching - MEP(Primary) Sizes of larger files [in kB] are given as a guide to downloading times. If you are using the original Year 1 resources with Y1a and Y1b books, the support files can be accessed here If you are using the original Year 2 resources with Y2a and Y2b books, the support files can be accessed here NEW: You can find interactive versions of the pages from Books 3a and 3b here You can find some interactive revision pages for Book 3a here NEW: You can find interactive versions of the pages from Book 4a here You can find some interactive probability programs for lessons 131 to 144 here South African version of MEP Primary available here
i-Ready iPad Apps Victor Fixer Computational Fluency Game If a student is placed into the computational fluency game, Door 24 will open to reveal that our robot friend, Victor, has gone haywire and needs help. Math Vocabulary Knowledge of math vocabulary is an essential component of learning mathematics. In order to communicate math thinking clearly and coherently students need to learn and use appropriate math vocabulary. If we want students to use the language of mathematics precisely it is important that that we model appropriate language in context, both verbally and visually. Resources such as math word walls and math vocabulary books can provide scaffolds to bridge the gap between informal math language and the formal terminology of mathematics as students engage in mathematical explorations and experiences. The Word Wall Game: The objective of this game is for students to find words on the word wall using clues given by the teacher, or another student.
Fluency Without Fear By Jo Boaler Professor of Mathematics Education, co-founder youcubed with the help of Cathy Williams, co-founder youcubed, & Amanda Confer Stanford University. Updated January 28th, 2015 Introduction Number Frames Overview Number Frames help students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range. The frames help students see quantities as equal groups of other quantities and in relation to benchmark quantities. This helps primary students move away from one-by-one counting toward more efficient ways of counting and computing. As students advance, custom frames can be constructed to help visualize factors, products, fractional parts and more.